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Patagonia Primo Down Jacket - Men's

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$314.97 $699.00

Item #PAT01IE
Past season color


Tech Specs

[membrane/lanibnate] Gore-Tex (2-layer), [lining] ripstop nylon, DWR finish
800-fill goose down
fully taped
1 chest with headphone port, 2 hand zip, 1 sleeve pass, 1 internal stash, 1 internal goggle drop-in
underarm zips
Powder Skirt:
yes, removable, adjustable
Claimed Weight:
33 oz
Recommended Use:
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty:

Cold no more.

If you're sick of missing out on fresh powder because you have to stop and warm your core in the lodge every few runs, then you need the Patagonia Men's Primo Down Jacket. It delivers exceptional warmth and weather protection without weighing you down like so many other blizzard-ready coats out there.

Gore-Tex keeps the wettest snow at bay, and it's highly breathable so you don't start sweating profusely after an intense run or short hike. Meanwhile, 800-fill goose down helps you stay toasty through the coldest spells while keeping the jacket relatively light and low-profile. Oh, and the birds that the down came from? You needn't worry about them, as Patagonia made sure to insulate this jacket with down from geese that were never live-plucked or force-fed, so you have total peace of mind when you're enjoying pristine powder.

  • Lightweight, waterproof performance for the slopes
  • Gore-Tex shell is guaranteed waterproof and breathable
  • 800-fill down offers light, compressible warmth
  • Traceable down from geese that were never force-fed or live-plucked
  • RECCO reflector may help rescuers locate you in an emergency
  • Removable, adjustable powder skirt keeps snow out of jacket
  • Multiple pockets with waterproof zippers
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Great Jacket

  • Size Bought: Medium

Amazingly warm and lightweight jacket. I read the reviews on here and opted for the medium even though I would normally order a large. The medium fits me absolutely perfectly. This jacket doubles as a ski jacket and an everyday wear jacket since I live in a cold environment. There is a bit of a sticker shock, but understanding that I'll be using this jacket for at least the next decade, and with it backed by Patagonia's warranty, the price was easier to swallow.

Great Coat

    Extremely light feeling for how heavy and warm it is. fits true to size. Nice jacket if you’re looking for a plain jacket.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    Just received my 2nd Primo and I refuse to take it off!! Hands DOWN, the best quality, warmest & most comfortable coat on the market. Amazingly light while being 100% wind and water proof. The perfect coat for blustery East Coast Ski conditions. Get one, you wont be disappointed. Love my neon orange one, but had to get a black one to wear 'every day'. Patagonia continues to be my top choice for all outdoor gear. Still using my 20 year old Capalene base layers!!

    Great jacket!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    I get really cold but hate bulk and wanted more than a shell - don't like having to layer too much. This jacket was perfect. Light weight but very warm. Lots of pockets - where you need them and vented nicely. It's also a nice length. I'm not that tall so some of the longer ones down to my thighs. This one breaks a little below mid-hip. A little sticker shock but bought during a discount period made a difference. Also, it's like two jackets in one, so the price really isn't that bad. It runs large. I bought a small - I'm 5'8" and 145 lbs. Usually buy a medium but I read the reviews and went with a small - just right.

    Warm Core in Cold Weather

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Large

    This jacket eliminates the need for an internal puffy layer. On cold days, the 800 fill puffy keeps your core nice and warm while still providing the dryness of a Gore-Tex jacket. If you were thinking of purchasing a layering puffy and a gore jacket, just buy the Primo. Even in cold weather in the city, I use this jacket to stay toasty. Having Gore-Tex, even in the city, is a great feature is if there is any precipitation. If you think of this jacket as 2 for the price of 1, it is a no-brainer.
    I bought this jacket as a large as it is my outer ski layer. It is slightly big, but
    after layering underneath, it fits great as my resort jacket. Very nice when the wind is whipping on chairs.

    Expensive, but very warm/waterproof

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Large

    I bought this jacket during a discount period, so not quite the sticker shock from retail. Quality is as expected from Patagonia. This jacket is incredibly warm/windproof and requires nearly zero layering underneath. Great for cold resort skiing or simply as a very warm winter coat. Downsides are Patagonia way off with the sizing on this model. I've worn XL in their jackets for more than 20 years and all of a sudden a L is what fits (with room to spare). Other downsides are zippers take significant use to break in, and the fit is a little boxy/loose, with no mid-section draw cord to reign the bulk in. Removable powder skirt a nice feature. Overall great piece of gear, not sure its worth the retail price.

    Great but one major flaw

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: medium

    Love the concept of this jacket—super warm and waterproof but as others mentioned the size is whacky. I'm usually a L or XL but the large was giant so I sent back for a Medium which fits well but still on the big side! Not sure what year mine is but it's bright orange.
    The con for me has been the hood. With a ski helmet on it barley fits and limits movement. Zipping the chin portion of the jacket is difficult (with the hood up) and when all the way zipped, doesn't come up high enough and doesn't offer enough protection. On storm days (which is when I really want to be wearing this jacket) it just does not allow you to hunker down in a protected enclosure like some other jackets I've owned. For instance I have an old Arc Teryx Alpha shell with a hood and neck/face area that I can completely hide within with a ski helmet on.
    I wonder if the hood size changes with the jacket size and having to downsize to a Med for fit has left me with a small hood?
    Anyway, fix the hood and this jacket gets 5 stars.

    Worth it

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: XL

    I never spend a lot of money on stuff like this.. ever! This year I did, and I’m totally glad I did watching the water bead right up and roll off the jacket and staying completely warm while the winds howling.. There are other coats out there that are less expensive, but they this is the best one I’ve ever owned ✌🏼

    Thanks for the great review Michael!

    This thing is fantastic

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had my Primo Down for 7 years. It is the best ski jacket I have ever owned- light, warm, durable, super comfortable. My wife even copied me and bought her own...

    Would this be a good jacket to use while hiking in subzero temperatures?

    for sure! One of the best jackets Patagonia makes for super cold weather

    Go a size smaller than usual

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Small

    If you're looking for a down filled jacket with gore tex, this is it!

    What's good:
    *Gore-tex shell
    *800 fill down

    What's Great:
    *the current discounted price ($385)
    *backcountry.com is the best place to buy winter gear. their customer service is awesome, their shipping is fast and their prices are unreal.

    What you need to know:
    *The sizing of this jacket is 1 size off. I ordered the medium and my sales manager who's 6'2 and in great shape thought it was a perfect size for him. Even the arm length is a size off. If you you're a husky guy or need to layer then get the size you always get for jackets.

    I ended with the small and it fits exactly how i thought the medium was supposed to; perfectly. (roomy but not baggy)

    Go a size smaller than usual

    Fantastic materials, poor hood & zippers

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: XL

    Patagonia appears to set out with the absolute best materials like gore-tex and down and then cripples the jacket with technical problems. The gore-tex fabric is really thick and warm on this jacket, and the warmth from the down is excellent for a light jacket that moves well.

    The zipper on the Primo down and regular Primo are very difficult to move up and down, jerking and catching frequently. The pocket zippers are almost unusable. Also the hood does not come out nearly far enough to protect your face. New England winter means windy precip and this hood does not protect your face at all, it does not cover the sides of your face.

    The zippers and hood are fatal flaws for an expedition jacket, I would look to another brand if you need to rely on this jacket in the backcountry to protect you from hypothermia and frostbite.

    those vislon style zippers ARE HARD TO ZIP FOR SURE SCOTT! but its a pro level zipper meant to keep things out and it really does that. i have this type of zipper on all my gear and there are chapstick looking type lubes you can apply yearly. this zipper isnt going anywhere.

    runs smaller

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: medium

    Bomb proof. Super Light. Great mobility for aggressive skiing or late night apre! Definitely runs on the smaller side, but once you dial in the fit you are styling

    this guy is as wrong as you could possibly be on size. the only reason i still got a medium after reading all the other comments was because of this guy. SHAME. IT RUNS TOO BIG, GET A SIZE SMALLER

    Toasty warm but zippers a big problem

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Fantastically warm yet lightweight jacket. Very comfortable fit though I'm glad I followed the other reviews and sized down - I bought a M (which turned out to be the right size for me), when I'd normally wear large (5"11, 175 lbs). My only complaint is that the zippers on the 2 front chest pockets catch on the material inside the pockets. These 2 pockets are basically unuseable as a result because the zipper gets caught every time when pulling it up and down. Strangely, all the other zippers on my jacket don't have this issue. A shame because it is otherwise a great jacket, even for the price.

    Super Warm

      This is a great jacket for those super cold days out on the mountain. Lots of nice features such as gore-tex shell, powder skirt, and lots of pockets. Works great for casual use as well.

      Warmth on the mountain or in the city!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: XL

      Purchased this for my brother for his bday + Christmas gift. He needed something to get through the nasty Chicago winters but also something he can use when hitting the mountains in Colorado and Utah. It looked a little big on him but he is lean and lanky so most clothes fit that way.

      Patagonia changed their sizing. Again.

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium

      Ordered the green one. Looks absolutely amazing but... What the hell is up with Patagonia's need for seemingly changing their sizing every damn year? Ordered an M size and not only are the sleeves too long, but it is also very wide, and bulky. I tried it outside and if I don't use the drawcords at the hips, lot of cold air entered. Not good. I own a Piolet jacket from 2014 in size L, and it's the same size as the Primo Down in M. Both of them are regular fit. I have returned mine to exchange for an S size to see if it fits better. Unfortunately, Patagonia Europe move very slowly, and so, after three weeks, I have not yet received the money to my account, so I can order a new size.

      The quality of the jacket seemed good, but I would recommend anyone contemplating ordering online to be very sure of the fit of this jacket.

      UPDATE: So I took a chance and ordered a size small... it went back to Patagonia the next day. Almost perfect but chest/shoulders was a little tight and that didn't work for me. It's a shame, because I really wanted to like this jacket - it looks fantastic. In the end, though, I didn't feel the love, and at that price, I just couldn't motivate sticking with it. Again, too bad Patagonia's sizing policy is as it is with some products.

      Nice, but sleeve length way too long

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: Medium

      I just got the coat and tried it on. I always wear a medium and in the chest/shoulders this coat was fine. But the sleeves were so long they covered my entire hands. So I sent it back. It's a beautiful coat with obvious high quality so I wasn't happy about having to send it back. I can't size down as a small wouldn't fit in the chest. Since I never wore it outside I can't rate it further. Minus 1 star for weird sizing.

      Top of the line

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Been using mine a lot these past few weeks as the temperature starts to drop in Colorado. This is one stop protection from the elements with a goretex shell and premium down on the inside. This is very lightweight considering the protection this provides. Patagonia stylish and with a lifetime warranty you won't need any other jacket but this one. Backcountry shipped it super fast and was hassle free. Treat yourself to the best. This is the primo edition!!! #goatworthy


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